Iowa State at Baylor - 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Iowa State at Baylor - 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Bears (25-5) vs Iowa State Cyclones (20-10)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Ferrell Center)

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The Iowa State Cyclones will travel to play the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 game on Saturday.

The Iowa State Cyclones are 20-10 (7-10) this season and have won four of their last five games. Iowa State is coming off of a loss against Oklahoma State by a score of 53-36. Iowa State shot 28.3% from the field and 11.8% on three pointers in the loss. Izaiah Brockington led the Cyclones with 13 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Iowa State is averaging 67.3 points per game and is giving up 62.3 points per game against, while also averaging 32.4 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game. Izaiah Brockington is averaging 17.8 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game, while Tyrese Hunter is averaging 11.1 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for the Cyclones. Iowa State is shooting 44.1% on field goals, 68.5% on free throws, and 32.8% on three pointers.

The Baylor Bears are 25-5 (13-4) this season and have won six of their last seven games. Baylor defeated Texas by a score of 68-61 in their last game. Baylor shot 40.7% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. James Akinjo led the Bears with 19 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Baylor is averaging 76.9 points per game and is giving up 63.2 points per game against, while also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game. Adam Flagler is averaging 13.9 points per game and James Akinjo is averaging 13.1 points per game and 5.8 assists per game for the Bears. Baylor is shooting 46.6% on field goals, 69.8% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers.

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Iowa State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring less than 50 points. The over is 5-2 in Iowa State’s last 7 games. Baylor is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The over is 20-9 in Baylor’s last 29 home games. The home team is 21-10 ATS in these two teams last 31 head to head meetings.

Baylor is the better team in this matchup and should have no issues winning at home. Iowa State has played better in recent games, but started conference play going in the wrong direction. I expect Baylor to get up big and coast to the win.

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